1. Seed Needs, Rainbow Beet Mixture (Beta vulgaris) Bulk Pack of 1,500 Seeds Non-GMO

Seed Needs, Rainbow Beet Mixture (Beta vulgaris) Bulk Pack of 1,500 Seeds Non-GMO

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Single Packet of 1,500 Seeds Grow a garden filled with every single Beetroot that we have to offer, from freshly harvested Beta vulgaris seeds. Rainbow Mixed Beets offer a colorful selection of gold, dark red, bright red & white colored beets. The varieties included in this gourmet mixture are Golden Detroit, Dark Red Detroit, Chioggia, Bull's Blood, Cylindra, Albino, Ruby Queen & Early Wonder Tall Top. The majority of this mixture will produce 2 or 3 inch, round roots, while Cylindra will produce oblong roots, measuring up to 8 inches long. Beets in general are somewhat spicy to sweet in flavor. The green and red tops are used as an alternative to Spinach, and both the roots and the greens can be added to salads. Days until harvest range from 48 to 60 days. Beets, or "Beetroots" are an easy variety of vegetable to grow in your home garden. They date back to as early as 2,000 B.C., spreading from Babylonia to China, around 850 A.D. Forming round, globe shaped roots, as well as oblong roots, Rainbow Mixed Beets will grow much like carrots, turnips and radishes. Categorized as an annual, they grow quickly in the cooler temperatures of early Spring and late Fall. Once they are fully grown, they can be harvested, thus ending their lifecycle. If temperatures become too hot, your beets will begin to bolt. This simply means that your Beetroot plants will no longer send its energy to produce its roots, instead it will produce seeds.This can be beneficial if you are looking to collect seeds to regrow the following season. Sowing The Seed Beets are best established directly outdoors in cooler temperatures. Having said this, you should consider sowing your beets directly in the garden, in the early weeks of Spring, after all danger of frost has passed. Clear the sowing area of all unwanted plant life, by tilling the soil. Create rows, sowing each seed at a depth of 1/2" under the topsoil. You can also follow these same steps for sowing in early Autumn when the temperature begins to drop. Growing Conditions Beetroots will require an area of full sunlight for the majority of the day. Again, they thrive best in cooler temperatures of around 55F to 75F. The soil should be fertile and rich in organic matter, with a pH level at around 6.2 to 7.0. You will also want to make sure that the sowing medium is loose and free of rocks, pebbles and other debris. If your sowing area consists of hard, compact soil, you might consider adding a light compost to increase drainage. Water the soil daily to provide ample moisture, however be careful not to overwater as this can cause crop failures. Germination & Growth Beetroot seeds typically take anywhere between 5 and 10 days to germinate successfully. The plants will form roots, much like that of a carrot or radish. The tops will grow to a mature height of about 1 foot tall. Each Beetroot plant can be spaced about 3 inches apart from one another, in rows spaced about 4 to 6 inches apart. Both the roots and the leafy greens are edible for this variety. Harvesting Bulls Blood Beets The first step to harvesting your Beets is to make sure that they are ready. Check the base of your plant to see if the top of it's root is visible. If it is round and smooth, they can be plucked. Loosen the soil and place your hand at the base of the plant, where the stem meets the root. Give it a firm tug, removing it from the earth. Separate the roots and tops, rinsing both parts prior to consuming. Check below to learn about storage. To store, set your roots in a shady and dry place to allow the dirt to dry. Dust off any dirt later on, storing your beets in a cool and dry location. Beetroots typically have a shelf life of a few weeks, while it's tops only last a few days. You can prolong this period of storage by placing them in sawdust or sand within a cool cellar. About The Packets Illustration: Every seed packet offered by Seed Needs comes with a beautifully drawn illustration that displays the plant that is grown from the seeds within each packet. Dimensions: Each traditional foil packet measures 4.375" wide, by 6.50" in dimension. Backs: Every seed packet comes with detailed sowing instructions on the reverse side, as well as a QR code for easy reordering and additional information on the plant itself. Hand Filled: The vast majority of seed packets are hand filled to ensure that you receive just the right amount of seeds. Seed counts are always dealt with in approximates, however we always try to fill a little more than the advertised quantities. (Some assortments and bulk packages by Seed Needs are filled with machines) Cultivation: These seeds are intended for cultivation purposes only. Safe Shipping Bubble Mailers: Seed Needs ships the vast majority of seed products and orders out in bubble mailers, for added protection from moisture. This also protects the seeds from being crushed by mail sorting machines on thinner packets and smaller orders. Boxes: Larger purchases of Seed Needs produ